Stressed-out Koreans

3rd July 2009 at 01:00

A survey by the Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations has revealed that six out of 10 teachers have experienced or are now suffering from occupational stress, particularly as a result of negative media reports and "social criticism" against them. Among the symptoms were vocal nodule, hair loss and varicose veins. Teachers in Korea, one of the top school performers in international league tables, say their job satisfaction has declined; loss of teacher authority over students and parents is ranked the top reason, with 66 per cent.

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